Taj Mahal

Architecture || Sculptures || Paintings || Dance || Music || Cinema|| Literature



The arts scene in India is markedly dynamic. It is uniquely splendorous in architectural and sculptural traditions and also retains its Indian ness in paintings despite Western influences. In India, the geography and climate contribute a lot to the form and substance of arts.

The Vedas , the sacred book of the Aryans in Sanskrit is the fundamental link to the Indian thoughts and arts. After the Indus valley civilization there was no continuity in the arts section until the age of the Mauryans when the Buddhist art form was born. Historically the first movement in art in India started with the Mauryan dynasty during 322-183 B.C. Then followed the Sunga and the Kushan periods when artistic activities were widespread and the important art centers were the Gandhara region and the Mathura region and the lower Godavari Basin in Andhra Pradesh.